Thankfully, there is an effective solution called brachioplasty, better known as an arm lift. This surgery can trim redundant skin folds, reduce excess fat, and sculpt the upper arms for a more attractive, engaging aesthetic. Dr. Arroyo is passionate about delivering personalized results that are tailor-made for your figure.

What is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift is a body sculpting procedure that contours the upper arms, creating a sleeker, slimmer silhouette. During surgery, Dr. Arroyo will excise sagging skin and redrape the remaining layers to strategically tone the area. He may also employ liposuction to eradicate excess fat, further streamlining the upper body. Dr. Arroyo is known for his exquisite results and for providing a seamless patient experience.

How is an arm lift performed?

Arm lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or sedation. Dr. Arroyo will go over your anesthesia options during your private consultation. Rest assured, you will be completely comfortable and at ease during your procedure.

An incision is made on the underside of the upper arm, with the precise length of the incision determined by the degree of laxity to be addressed. The scar typically stretches from the armpit to the elbow. Dr. Arroyo will then remove excess fat and skin, tighten the underlying supportive tissue, and insert the sutures that will hold your changes in place. If needed, he will apply liposuction to the area as well. Once done, Dr. Arroyo will wrap the area in a compression bandage to help reduce postoperative swelling.

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What are the benefits of an arm lift?

  • Slims, sculpts, and reshapes the upper arms
  • Trims excess fat and skin from the area
  • Creates a toned, youthful physique
  • Enhances wardrobe options
  • Improves self-confidence
  • Long-lasting, natural-looking outcome

Who is a good candidate for an arm lift?

Dr. Arroyo will evaluate each client on a case-by-case basis to ensure an arm lift is the best choice for body contouring. He will assess your skin’s elasticity, the amount of fatty tissue present, your age, and your overall health. Ideal candidates for an arm lift are non-smokers of sound mind and body who have realistic expectations for what the procedure can and cannot accomplish.

What can I expect from my recovery?

After any surgery, it is common to experience swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the treatment sites. Dr. Arroyo will provide prescription painkillers along with compression garments, which are worn to help minimize side effects and keep your new upper arm shape in pristine condition. You will need to rest at first and avoid strenuous activities. Short walks are encouraged, however, as these can help promote circulation and improve your mood. Most patients can expect to return to work within around two weeks. Dr. Arroyo will provide you with a customized aftercare plan and recovery timeline.

Why choose Dr. Arroyo?

Dr. Arroyo is a skilled, experienced plastic surgeon whose meticulous attention to detail and passion for nuanced results has made him a sought-after cosmetic authority in the Houston area and beyond. Fluent in both Spanish and English, Dr. Arroyo applies his multicultural background to patient care, answering your questions and concerns in depth.

After attending medical school at the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Arroyo completed a general surgery residency at the University of Connecticut and the elite Mayo Clinic. He then pursued a prestigious residency in plastic surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital, ranked as "One of America's Best Hospitals" by the U.S. News and World Report.

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